We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Home away from Home

This is beautiful scenery, the Durham coast. Although it may be nippy with the wind from the north... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Auckland, New Zealand

The east Durham coast is the best there is.I moved from the south and find it most untouched and a... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
John F
Durham, United Kingdom
Read all 187 reviews
All photos (77)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hawthorn dene”(11 reviews)
“coastal walk”(8 reviews)
“rugged cliffs”(3 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Nm, Durham, England
Reviews (187)
Filter reviews
185 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hawthorn dene coastal walk rugged cliffs sea birds sea glass seaham harbour beautiful stretch public art dog walkers coal mining lovely walk town centre worth a visit great place to visit hartlepool wildlife blackhall
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 185 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is beautiful scenery, the Durham coast. Although it may be nippy with the wind from the north Sea, the views are expansive and now that the coal is all gone, the beaches are clean and long. Great walks along the cliffs near Horden.

Thank millsonbandm
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The east Durham coast is the best there is.I moved from the south and find it most untouched and a joy to walk and take in the great sights.

Thank John F
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

fist time we have been to nose' s point, certainly won't be the last. we walked quite away along the pathways, which are well maintained, with seating along part of the walk. two car parks, one had an ice cream which seemed popular. free parking....More

Thank sandrac58
Reviewed 27 August 2018

East Durham Coast is really beautiful, and walkways have been built so that you can choose how far you want to walk up to around 30 miles I think. And of course it joins up with national cycleways (including one of the Coast to Coast...More

Thank Hugo M
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The East Durham Coast offers a wide variety of sites from modern industrial to legacy industrial to spectacular views. In any weather it’s a great walk.

Thank olibot
Reviewed 30 June 2018

first time I've been to east Durham coastal walk. did a few miles from Blackball rocks, lots of beautiful plant life and great sea views. planning to do more now

1  Thank dramsman
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The coastline is beautiful but rugged. I’m lucky that work brings me to Seaham every now and then and I get the chance to spend a bit of time on the beautiful but rugged East Durham coast. The council have been working hard to improve...More

1  Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This part of the coast has been cleared of all signs of the colliery waste dumped on it`s beaches for years. It has become a wild life haven, planted with native plants, some rare. The footpaths are easy to use either on foot, cycle or...More

1  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Hard to believe that men worked under the sea for coal. But they did. Hard to believe that blast furnaces existed on coastal beauty spots where birds had bred for centuries, but they did. Hard to believe that these industries chucked their toxic wastes over...More

2  Thank magdalen
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Hard to find can be hard to park and get access to this rocky coast. Be ready for the winds!! We saw no facilities nor places to stop for a quick bite. Way too much trash and spray paint and the like vandalism

2  Thank pandpCalifornia
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 19 nearby hotels
Seaham Hall
1,822 reviews
1.19 km away
Travelodge Sunderland High Street West
371 reviews
8.01 km away
Travelodge Sunderland Central
330 reviews
8.03 km away
Premier Inn Sunderland City Centre
537 reviews
8.15 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 357 nearby restaurants
394 reviews
.21 km away
Ashoka Indian Restaurant
403 reviews
.19 km away
Martino's Restaurant
367 reviews
.31 km away
The Lamp Room
793 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 97 nearby attractions
World War One Soldier Sculpture
749 reviews
.14 km away
East Durham Heritage & Lifeboat Centre
98 reviews
.47 km away
The Serenity Spa
296 reviews
1.21 km away
War Memorial Cross
24 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from East Durham Coast staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines